Healthy Low Carb PROTEIN Mug Cake Recipe

Healthy Low Carb Protein Mug Cake Recipe
Written by The Protein Chef

This low calorie, packed with protein, and absolutely delicious Healthy Low Carb Protein Mug Cake recipe is guaranteed to kill that sweet tooth in less than 60 seconds!

Here is the recipe:

  • 1 Large Egg White
  • 1 Ounce Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (or Other Milk Substitute)
  • 1 Scoop (30g) Protein Powder (Whatever flavor protein powder you use will be the flavor of your mug cake)
  • 1 Tablespoon (16g) Peanut Butter (or Any Other Nut Butter)
  • 1 Tablespoon (5g) Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:

  • Calories: 266
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 290mg
  • Carbs: 9g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Protein: 35g

Add all of your ingredients into a bowl and mix everything together until the chunks are gone. Take out a mug, coat it with non-stick cooking spray, and pour your mix in. Microwave for :45-:60 (which may turn into less or more time depending on how powerful your microwave is). Mouthgasm!


  • If your protein powder isn’t sweet then add in 1 tablespoon of sweetener to your recipe!
  • Mix it the night before in a shaker bottle so you can take it with you in the morning!
  • Top it with some fat free Greek yogurt!

About the author

The Protein Chef

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.


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